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megan

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  • The Second World War

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (161)

    Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of World War II. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, The Second World War. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on World War II.

    DJM says: "It Fills in Gaps I Didn't Know Existed"
    "Really liked it"
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    This was a pretty in-depth book about World War 2 it does seem to spend a lot of time on the atrocities of the sides involved more so then the battles that took place, But it is still very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Do Fathers Matter?: What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We've Overlooked

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Paul Raeburn
    • Narrated By Paul Raeburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    For too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are "expecting"? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born?

    megan says: "Eye Opening"
    "Eye Opening"
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    As a father you always have known you matter, but this book does a great job of telling you on a scientific level why you do matter. It is not only informative, but empowering. This book shows you as a father that you can have a huge impact on your children's lives and it does it without diminishing the the mother or other family members. If you are a father, definitely listen to this book. If you are anyone else its a great listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Dennis E. Showalter
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    While the Battle of Kursk has long captivated World War II aficionados, it has been unjustly overlooked by historians. Drawing on the masses of new information made available by the opening of the Russian military archives, Dennis E. Showalter at last corrects that error. This battle was the critical turning point on World War II's Eastern Front. In the aftermath of the Red Army's brutal repulse of the Germans at Stalingrad, the stakes could not have been higher.

    Frank J. Habic says: "Rich got ot right"
    "Great! read the Description of the Book"
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    I found this to be a great in-depth look at the battle of Kursk that is very technical,which I like, but others don't. So I suggest reading the description of the book and if you don't like that approach to describing a battle then don't get it if you do then this will be a great book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robin Olds, Christina Olds, Ed Rasimus
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (454)

    A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—a double ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend.

    R. A. Frank says: "Top Notch Audiobook"
    "Amazing Book"
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    This was such a great listen. I enjoyed every minute listening to this memoir of a pilot I had heard of and seen in "Dogfights" and other TV shows but this was so much more informative and interesting and it shows you the reality of being a pilot and specifically a fighter pilot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Rome, Volume 1, Books 1 - 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Titus Livy, William Masfen Roberts (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    When Livy began his epic The History of Rome, he had no idea of the fame and fortune he would eventually attain. He would go on to become the most widely read writer in the Roman Empire and was eagerly sought out and feted like a modern celebrity. And his fame continued to grow after his death. His bombastic style, his intricate and complex sentence structure, and his flair for powerfully recreating the searing drama of historical incidents made him a favorite of teachers and pupils alike.

    megan says: "Ahhhhhhh Livy"
    "Ahhhhhhh Livy"
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    First one of these for me I was impressed I have of course heard of Livy and have read small portions of it in the past but this was something else and new I plan to list to it again and get more info out of it. The writing and narrator at times made it hard to listen to but the second time should be much better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Commentaries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julius Caesar
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    Julius Caesar wrote his exciting Commentaries during some of the most grueling campaigns ever undertaken by a Roman army. The Gallic Wars and The Civil Wars constitute the greatest series of military dispatches ever written. As literature, they are representative of the finest expressions of Latin prose in its "golden" age, a benchmark of elegant style and masculine brevity imitated by young schoolboys for centuries.

    Dale says: "Great reading of an engrossing classic"
    "who doesn't love Roman Propaganda"
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    This is a great book you get a great view of Gauis Julius Caesar and his campaigns in Gaul and in the Civil War. Obviously this is written by and for Caesar so it is propaganda but it is still very informative and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3549)
    Performance
    (2583)
    Story
    (2592)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Great Book"
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    This is such an great book. It fits right in with any resources for World War 2. The narrator is good and his voice isn't annoying. If you are interested in World War 2 or how Hitler got into power and what he did with that power this book is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colder than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Joseph R. Owen
    • Narrated By Richard Rohan
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Joe Owen tells it like it was in this evocative story of a marine rifle company in the uncertain, early days of the Korean War. His powerful description of close combat in the snow-covered mountains of the Chosin Reservoir and of the survival spirit of his Marines provide a gritty real-life view of frontline warfare.As a lieutenant who was with them from first muster in California, Owen was in a unique position to see the hastily assembled mix of some 200 regulars and raw reservists harden into a superb Marine rifle company. The action and narrative move fast as the company learns to fight under enemy fire, eat frozen rations, and keep pushing forward when its wounded and dead go down.

    Paul says: "Excellent!"
    "Gritty Story"
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    This was an amazing read for me I thought it was well written and narrated very well. I could picture the places the author was describing and the events being told. I really like when you hear/read material from veterans who were there and are telling you about their experiences. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys biographies, military history, and/or captivating stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lars Brownworth
    • Narrated By Lars Brownworth
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (324)

    In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell - or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another 11 centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire duration of the empire's existence.

    Cinders says: "Just a delight for anyone interested in history !"
    "Very Interesting Story"
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    I found Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization to be a very well done book, for me it was a subject I knew less about. I found that the author, who also is the narrator, to be easy to listen to its nice to hear the actual author reading there own book. I learned a lot about the late Roman empire in the east. I have since listened to the authors podcasts as well. Overall its a great listen, enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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